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Department of Radiology

Marijo A. Gillen, M.D., Ph.D. View profile as PDF

Clinical Interests

Marijo A. Gillen's clinical interests focus on abdominal and pelvic imaging (including MRI, CT and ultrasound); MRI and CT angiography; genitourinary and gastrointestinal CT and MRI; biopsies; abscess drainages; radiofrequency ablation of tumors; and Thrombin treatment of pseudoneurysms. Gillen is now conducting research studies investigating abdominal MRI for the liver and pancreas; abdominal and pelvic MR and CT angiography; early detection of pancreatic neoplasms with MR and CT; and pelvic MRI (including infertility, stress incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction).


Assistant Professor




Abdominal Imaging
Body MRI


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St., Suite 3100
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 916-734-0655

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)


M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City, New York, 1981
Ph.D., New York University, New York, New York, 1978
B.A., Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York
M.S., New York University, Bronx, New York


Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia, 1981-1982


Chief Resident, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia, 1982-1984
DC General Hospital/Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia, 1984-1985
University of Washington Hospital, Seattle, Washington, 1985-1990


Emory University Hospital , Atlanta, Georgia, 1998-1999

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1985
American Board of Radiology, 1990
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1982

Professional Memberships:

American Association for Women Radiologists
American College of Radiology
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
American Roentgen Ray Society
Association of University Radiologists
Radiological Society of North America
Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound

Select Recent Publications:

Gillen MA, Singh TT, McGahan JP, Richards J. CT and/or Surgical Correlation with Focused Abdominal Sonography in Trauma (FAST) Scans in Acute Trauma Showing Solid Organ Injury. Radiology 221(P); 2001 220:658.

McGahan JP, Bijan B, GiIlen MA, Dumars MC, Melendres GM, Gorges SW. Ultrasound Case of the Day. Radiology (Supplement);2001, November 2(EE), 64.

GiIlen MA, Fukushimu T, Waving FP, Torres WE. Radiograpluc Gastric Fold Thickening in a Cohort of Healthy Japanese Nationals Undergoing Routine Screening for Gastric Cancer: Prevalence and Association with Helicobacter Pylori Gastritis. 2000; RSNA, November 29.

To see if Marijo A. Gillen is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).